Last updated:
26 May 2016

Petroleum history records search

Request a search to find the location of redundant or historic sites where petrol has previously been stored.

1 Overview

Anyone who is developing a plot of land, or who has concerns about possible historic pollution from stored petrol on land, can request a search be carried out.

We will check our archives for any evidence of a given address in West Sussex being used for historic petrol storage, and if any old petrol tanks still remain on the land.

3 Search costs

The cost of a search is £60.00* per hour and confirmation of relevant information held will be provided in writing or by email.

An hour is usually enough time to complete most searches. If your enquiry is going to take more than one hour to complete we will give you an estimate of the time needed.  

Any outstanding time cannot be carried forward to future enquiries that are not related to an ongoing search.

Written permission to disclose information to third parties may be required from the current landowner. You may be asked to provide this in advance of a record search taking place.

Once agreed, payment will be requested over the phone before any advice is given. We are unable to accept payment in cash or by cheque.

VAT is not charged on this service.

*Charges may be altered in the future. Correct as of April 2016.

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